Zouk: World Music in the West Indies / Edition 1 by Jocelyne Guilbault, Edouard Benoit, Gage Averill | | 9780226310428 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Zouk: World Music in the West Indies / Edition 1

Zouk: World Music in the West Indies / Edition 1

by Jocelyne Guilbault, Edouard Benoit, Gage Averill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226310426

ISBN-13: 9780226310428

Pub. Date: 11/28/1993

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

With its irresistible dance beat, strong bass line, and straightforward harmonies and lyrics, zouk has become wildly popular in the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. This book—complete with a compact disc and numerous illustrations and musical examples—provides a thorough introduction to the sound, lyrics, choreography, and social milieu of this

Overview

With its irresistible dance beat, strong bass line, and straightforward harmonies and lyrics, zouk has become wildly popular in the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. This book—complete with a compact disc and numerous illustrations and musical examples—provides a thorough introduction to the sound, lyrics, choreography, and social milieu of this vibrant and infectious new music.

"This invigorating reference work and companion CD of the Antilles' sexy zouk dance sound will lift readers out of their easy chairs and their complacency about the nonreggae aspects of Caribbean pop. . . . [Zouk] is a landmark achievement."—Timothy White, Billboard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226310428
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of the Musical Excerpts on the Compact Disc
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Technical Notes
1: Zouk and the Isles of the Caribees
2: "Zouk-la Se Sel Medikaman Nou Ni"
3: On Zouk and Family Resemblance: Biguine, Compas Direct, and Cadence-Lypso
4: Biguine: Popular Music of Guadeloupe (1940-1960)
Edouard Benoit
5: "Toujou Sou Konpa": Issues of Change and Interchange in Haitian Popular Dance Music
Gage Averill
6: Cadence: The Dominican Experience
Gregory Rabess
7: Three Constructions of Zouk: An Interpretation
8: Zouk in the Eighties
9: Zouk and the Local Music industries
10: Zouk as a World Music in the Lesser Antilles
A gallery of photographs follows page
Appendixes
Discography
Notes
References
Index

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